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North Melbourne vs St Kilda Tips & Betting Preview - Will the Saints surge early?

  • Can St Kilda reverse a poor recent record against the Kangaroos?
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North Melbourne vs St Kilda Tips & Betting Preview

The early afternoon Sunday AFL fixture in Round 1 sees North Melbourne taking on St Kilda at Marvel Stadium.

St Kilda were one of the more active clubs throughout the last trade period where they landed some quality and experienced players that are expected to make the Saints a stronger outfit in 2020,

Despite not having one of the star studded lists in the competition, North Melbourne are generally very competitive and will be bolstered by key players in Ben Brown and Jack Ziebell being made available after injury clouds in the later pre-season.

North Melbourne Team News


B: Jamie Macmillan, Robbie Tarrant, Luke McDonald
HB: Jasper Pittard, Josh Walker, Shaun Atley
C: Trent Dumont, Ben Cunnington, Jared Polec
HF: Tarryn Thomas, Nick Larkey, Shaun Higgins
F: Jack Ziebell, Ben Brown, Cameron Zurhaar
Foll: Todd Goldstein, Jed Anderson, Jy Simpkin
I/C: Majak Daw, Paul Ahern, Curtis Taylor, Aaron Hall
  
Ben Brown and Jack Ziebell have passed the necessary tests are named to line-up on Sunday.

St Kilda Team News


B: Jarryn Geary, Callum Wilkie, Dougal Howard
HB: Ben Long, Hunter Clark, Dylan Roberton
C: Jack Billings, Zak Jones, Bradley Hill
HF: Jack Lonie, Max King, Dan Hannebery
F: Dan Butler, Paddy Ryder, Tim Membrey
Foll: Rowan Marshall, Jack Steele, Jade Gresham
I/C: Ben Paton, Dean Kent, Sebastian Ross, Luke Dunstan

New recruits Bradley Hill, Dougal Howard, Paddy Ryder, Dan Butler and Zak Jones are straight into the St Kilda side whilst the Pick 4 in the 2018 Draft Max King makes his long awaited debut

North Melbourne vs St Kilda Head to Head


North Melbourne have won their last three clashes against the Saints and they've come at an average margin of 38 points.

Out of the last ten times they've met, North Melbourne have a clear 8 versus 2 winning record over St Kilda.

North Melbourne vs St Kilda Betting Odds


At $1.82, St Kilda are the narrow favourites over North Melbourne who are quoted at $1.99 for the win.

The line is set at -2.5 for St Kilda


North Melbourne vs St Kilda Match Up


There's some early expectations on St Kilda who have recruited star running player Bradley Hill who joins Zac Jones, Paddy Ryder, Dougal Howard and Dan Butler that bolster the playing stocks for the Saints whilst adding some much needed experience.

They'll be aiming to counter a workman-like North Melbourne side who are patrolled by the ball winning Ben Cunnington in the middle who'll look to distribute it to Shaun Higgins and Jared Polec who are two of the Kangaroos more dangerous players by foot.

St Kilda arrive on Sunday with pretty well a full squad to pick from and whilst there's no A graders missing from North, Marley Williams and Kayne Turner are a pair of best 22 players that won't be available.

North Melbourne vs St Kilda Key Stats


  • North Melbourne's Ben Brown has kicked 3+ plus goals in his last 7 Sunday matches at Marvel Stadium
  • The Kangaroos have won 8 out of their last 10 matches versus St Kilda
  • North Melbourne have kicked 100+ points in their last two victories over the Saints

North Melbourne vs St Kilda FAQ

When does the North Melbourne vs St Kilda game start?

The North Melbourne vs St Kilda game is scheduled to start at 1.05pm AEDT on Sunday, March 22.

Where is the North Melbourne vs St Kilda match being played?

The Kangaroos will play St Kilda at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.

How can I live stream the North Melbourne vs St Kilda match?

Visit our live streaming page for information on how you can watch the North Melbourne vs St Kilda match.

     

Verdict

St Kilda are fielding a stronger outfit this season and get a good chance to record a Round 1 victory on Sunday.

Seb Ross has a good recent record against the Kangaroos and will cover the 25+ disposal mark if he holds that form.

Match Result: St Kilda To Win @1.82 at PlayUP - 7 Units
Disposals: Sebastian Ross To get 25+ Disposals @2.00 at Sportsbet - 3 Units

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